Book Review: The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh

December 18, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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About Book One:

  • The Drake Equation

  • by Heather Walsh
  • Genres: Contemporary / Romance
  • Pages: 257
  • Publication: August 28th 2013
  • by Amazon Digital Services
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Received From: Heather Walsh for am honest review
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She’s a Democrat, he’s a Republican. She spends her days fighting global warming at an environmental non-profit, he makes his living doing PR for Bell Motors and their fleet of SUVs. But as soon as they meet, Emily Crossley and Robert Drake realize they have encountered their intellectual match. You’re never challenged, he tells her. You’ve surrounded yourself in a cocoon of people who think exactly the same way you do. She hurls the same accusation back at him, and the fiery debates begin.

Despite both of their attempts to derail it, there is no denying that they are falling in love. But their relationship is threatened by political differences, Robert’s excessive work hours, and Emily’s fear of losing her identity as she falls deeper in love.

Can their love survive? The Drake Equation is a tale of modern love and all its complexities.

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that synopsis made me cringe! I told Heather with much trepidation that I would try to read this because, although I am truly not into politics, I love a great push/pull type of romance and it sounded like what this was.

As I read the first few pages I wasn’t taken aback by the story line nor the characters. I think there is just so much going on in so little time that I was not able to filter in any of it. But soon I found myself laughing out loud and really enjoying the characters. And the more I got into it, which didn’t take as long as I thought it would, the more I loved it!

The relationship between Robert and Emily is awesome. It took them quite a while to get used to each other, especially with their views being so polar opposite! But their conversations were so real, so vivid that I found myself intrigued in each one. When they were together was when I was really loving this book.

The other characters are just as quirky and fun to read about and I really enjoyed the balance the gave the plot. The only downside was that I knew exactly what the character arc was going to be but even knowing it didn’t take the stress out of reading about it. I was so hurt and wanted to cry and make everything better with a reading magic wand!

All in all, totally fun, exceptionally cute, and a wonderfully great book to read!

About the author:

Heather Walsh grew up in North Haven, CT, fantastically close to Pepe’s pizza.
She received a B.A. in English at Mary Washington College, which has been renamed to, drum roll please… the University of Mary Washington. This was after a failed attempt to name it Washington & Monroe University, because there aren’t enough schools honoring dead Virginian men already. Heather graduated Phi Betta Kappa and summa cum laude, which sounds kind of fancy but really means she took easy classes.She taught high school English in Brooklyn for one year, where she loved the students but not the system. She then joined corporate America and worked there for too many years as an IT trainer, project manager, business analyst, and SQL dabbler (select * from Drake_Equation).Her favorite writer is Alice Munro, her favorite movie is The Godfather Parts I & II (tied for first), and her favorite TV show is The Wire. She has lived in some pretty neat places, including Brooklyn (kind of before it was hipster-cool to do so), Manhattan, and San Francisco. The unfortunate result of living in these locations is that she has become an obnoxious foodie.

She currently lives in Brookline, MA with her husband, Mike DeLucia, and their two children. Her first novel, Dented Cans, has sold over 5,000 copies.
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